The student news site of Kingwood Park High School


The student news site of Kingwood Park High School


The student news site of Kingwood Park High School


Jacob Valcarce

Jacob Valcarce, Video Editor

Senior Jacob Valcarce is in his third year on the newspaper staff. This is also his second year being an editor. Jacob is also a section leader and member of the band - playing the french horn. Along with the newspaper and the band, he also manages to fit in a part-time job at Whataburger. After high school, Jacob hopes to attend college to major in journalism and work as an entertainment journalist.

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Junior Preston Carpenter practices the marimba during school in January. He joined the band his freshman year.

[Photo] Practice pays off for Carpenter

Preston Carpenter, Special Contributor
January 18, 2024
Senior Brooke O’Brien competes in a match against Summer Creek in August. On Sept. 27, OBrien helped lead the tennis team to its second district title in two years.

[Photo] O’Brien plays with heart

Grace Darcy, Staff Writer
September 27, 2023
Taylor Swift Eras Tour - Arlington TX

Which Taylor Swift era are you?

Jacob Valcarce, Video Editor
September 19, 2023
Band Director Bre Osbourn steps on the podium during marching band rehearsal.

Bre Osbourn, band

Jacob Valcarce, News editor
May 8, 2023
Ian Maxwell

Ian Maxwell, junior

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
February 17, 2023
Morgen Dozier

Morgen Dozier, junior

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
February 16, 2023
Senior Josh Chavez walks down the football field with his parents during the band’s senior night on Nov. 4.

Music drives Chavez

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
February 3, 2023
Sophomore David Luna talks to junior Hayden Jensen before the band concert started, December 8.

Band showcases talent at region

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
December 15, 2022
Senior Taylor Nethery sits at lunch with her laptop still open, hoping to get to the front of the Ticketmaster line for tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert.

[Photo] Swiftie struggles

Taylor Nethery, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022
Students will receive study guides soon for finals, which will start Dec. 12.

Finals return for all students

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
November 25, 2022
Elijah Moreno

Elijah Moreno, sophomore

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
November 2, 2022
Senior Matthew Bleier participates in a summer band practice.

What instrument are you?

Jacob Valcarce, News Editor
August 25, 2022
Band teacher Bryan Hess signals to his fans during the Homecoming pep rally when he was celebrated as being part of the faculty homecoming court.

Bryan Hess, band

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
April 7, 2022

Superhero movies never disappoint

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022
Meet forward Biva Byrd

Meet forward Biva Byrd

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
January 18, 2022
Senior point guard Josh Bartley shoots a free throw in the 50-35 victory over Lake Creek on Jan. 4. The team improved its record to 15-4 overall and are 2-0 in the district.

Meet point guard Josh Bartley

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
January 7, 2022
Kingwood Park alum Matt Daspit plays the keyboard during a performance with Nina Baumer at John’s Hopkins University.

Music Man

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
November 29, 2021
Algebra teacher Hannah Morgan works on planning during a conference period in May.

Hannah Morgan, algebra

Jacob Valcarce, Staff Writer
May 11, 2021
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